(Closed) Help, ladies! iPad or other tablet?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What tablet to buy?
    iPad...apple all the way! : (16 votes)
    94 %
    Kindle : (0 votes)
    Some kind of Android : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Other tablet... : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I love my ipad.  I travel a lot so I wanted the one with excess data packagaes for when I am somewhere without wifi.  The battery lasts foreverr too. 

    Post # 5
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Birdee106:  yes i do.  its the “new ipad” whichever the latest model is.  I didnt have the other ipads before it but I have been told by those who have that the retina display is eons better.

    Post # 6
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    1165 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Birdee106:  Poll poll poll! 

    I have an iPad. In fact everyone in my family has an iPad, even my technically illiterate family members, hehehe, and none of us have ever had a problem with it. The reason it dominates the market is because it works so flawlessly.

    What do you want to use your tablet for? If you can give some details I might be able to suggest other options.

    Post # 7
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    Last Christmas, my dad received a non-iPad tablet. As far as my dad was concerned, it was great…it did everything he wanted it to do, until it broke. This year he got his own iPad, and I’ll see him using it to play games or to read, but he’s generally not to keen on Apple products.

    Then again, my dad is probably about the age of most of the bee’s dads (54 in a month) and is quite poor with technology he’s not familiar with, so IDK. 

    Post # 9
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    1153 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    We vad an Android tablet but it was really annoying as it was impossible to use drop down menus online as an example. SO bought an IPad for himself and an iPad mini for me for Christmas and they are sooo much better. More user friendly and so much faster! 

    Post # 10
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    9398 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just bought the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (or rather, it was an xmas present)…but it hasn’t been delivered yet so I can’t tell you how it performs (other than ones I’ve played with in stores, which all seemed easy enough to use).  I prefer android smartphones over apple (which I already have), so that is why I went with the samsung.  So I guess it depends which kind of system you prefer.  So I’ll see how it goes.  I really didn’t know whether to get it or an ipad but I figured I would try this first since I already use the system.  I don’t plan on doing much on it other than internet, facebook, a few games, email, etc at home.

    Post # 11
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    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    FH has an I pad, JBM K has an android tablet of some sort.. They’re both different, but both wonderful, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with either (I have used both, but prefer android because it has flash!)

    Post # 12
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I am an apple love and got “the new ipad” in july. I LOVE it! So easy to use, perfect size and the screen is gorgeous. 

    We just bought my mom a new ipad for Christmas. She’s horrible with any type of technology but it only took about a 20 minute lesson from me for her to get the hang of it and now she’s doing all sorts of things on it lol

    So far I have no complaints it does everything i wanted it to do and more!

     

     

     

     

    Post # 13
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Hubby has an iPad 2 and I just got an iPad mini. Both are very functional and fun, with good battery life, but I prefer the size of the mini. I have ridiculously small hands and I can hold the mini in one hand (like you would hold a cell phone). I was nervous that it would look and feel too small to be functional (especially since I’ve been stealing my husband’s iPad for the last 18 months) but the size is perfect. The weight aspect is another issue; the full size iPad (with protective case) gets very heavy after a few minutes, even carrying it in a purse is noticeable. The mini is much more manageable. Good luck!!

    Post # 14
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    1165 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Birdee106:  Then you might want to visit a store to get the feel of different options. I’ve tried the Android operating system on the Kindle, & found it horribly slow & unresponsive for basic web browsing. And I didn’t like the physical feel of the Kindle, either, kinda squishy like plastic.

    The Microsoft slate looks like it has a beautiful user interface, but I’ve not tried it personally & understand it is meant to be more of a mini-computer than a tablet. If you’re looking for options that might be worth a try.

    Can’t go wrong with the trusty old iPad, though.

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